#CountMeIn Artist in Residence
Robin Rosenthal has been developing creative place-keeping projects in the Antelope Valley since 2015, when she was commissioned Artist-in-Residence by the LA County Arts Commission for their NEA Our Town funded AV Art Outpost initiative (on which LMPAF was a partner). She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Real93543, an emerging local arts organization whose programming engages Littlerock and Southeast Antelope Valley residents in an arts-based process of strengthening local ownership and social connection—highlighting community-specific narratives through documentary media, educational programs, and public art. (See Real93543’s projects at www.real93543.org.) With a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY, Rosenthal taught studio art at San Antonio College and the San Antonio Art Institute, and exhibited her experimental videos nationally before coming to Los Angeles to work in film and television. Her award-winning documentary filmmaking practice, as half of the Littlerock-based Pony Highway Productions, draws from her background as an artist, educator, and motion picture industry professional, and informs her work in creative place-keeping.
Short link to Positively Littlerock Story Map Tour: https://arcg.is/18X4D1
YouTube link to Real93543 In a Day video: https://youtu.be/ZzcDyJgwAsM
Edwin Vasquez is a self-taught artist. Vasquez has studied with other notable Antelope Valley Artists and Teachers such as Glen Knowles, David Babb, Rich Sims and Warren Scherich. Over the years, Vasquez has been featured in several group exhibitions including the State Latin American Visual Arts in Rhode Island (where his work was recognized by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee), Communication at Casa 0101 in Los Angeles, Don’t Sleep! at the Latino Art Museum in Pomona and is a regularly selected artist in Lancaster’s Museum of Art & History’s annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition. Vasquez has participated, as both an Artist and Curator, in numerous local exhibitions.
Vasquez was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala in 1964.
Jane Szabo is a Los Angeles based fine art photographer with a Master of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Her work investigates issues of self and identity. Using self-portraiture and still life as a vehicle to share stories from her life, her work merges her love for fabrication and materials, with conceptual photography. Szabo brings many facets of visual art into her photographic projects, incorporating sculptural, performance and installation elements into her work, and her imagery is often infused with humor and wonder. Szabo's background in the film industry, creating props and miniatures for theme parks, and overseeing set construction for film and television, undoubtedly informs her creative process.